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to and stick with this and let us to invent it, recognizing there would be mistakes along the way and what ever. i think it is a really cool story of creation.
solely about deterring and degrading the future use of chemical weapons by the syrian regime. full stop, an end of story and if we were aware of large-scale use of chemical weapons by the opposition i would be making the same argument and the same recommendations. .. let me turn -- i'm going to make sol progress, as i said, the second part of my speech is deal with the action motion. i want to address those and take more interventions. whatever disagreement will there other over the complex in syria. i -- the world came together to agree in 1925 treaty and outlaw the use of chemical weapons. international law since that time reflected a determination the event of the war should never be repeated. it put a like in the sand. whatever happens the weapons must not be used. they have crossed the line, in my view, and there should be consequence. it's the first use of chemical weapons this century. for at least 100 years. interfering in another country's affairs should be undertaken except for the most exceptional circumstance. it is must be a humanitarian catastrophe and a last result.
we have a text in epidemic. how can we use the recent sensors and mapping and technologies that are available in robotics to have the car drive itself? that is moonshot thinking. maybe you can't get their right away. you have a mercury mission and then jim and i and apollo. it's about a year. this is the prototype, isabel for the glass designer. by the way for the prototype, the first prototype they built they did it not in a month but a year-and-a-half they put it together. why couldn't school be like that, but set apart and do the design thinking then we start projects and businesses? we think 10x better, not 10%. when we are working with something two-thirds what can i do to move forward in what is the critique? a third, yes. this is a place we just wanted people to celebrate moonshot thinking. also looking more historical yet who already made it but let's celebrate the people taking decrease the risk. hear the proposals and help them to try to move the world for word and moonshot radical proposals. last i guess i would end on - it's so important to help kids find their
know, we rely basically on physician groups to tell us how many hours it takes to give various services. but there was a washington post or new york times article, i forgot which -- i think it was a washington post -- that showed that for certain specialties the doctor would have had to work over 24 hours a day to equal the number of hours that they had, were charged with. so we've got to get a better handle. and the people who are being disadvantaged under the current system are primary care. and that's what we have to fix. and you're exactly right. if we're going to get the right mix, the right work force mix, then we have to have the right reimburse bement structure. and a lot of that means let's replace the sgr which was not part of the affordable care act. it's a separate issue that we clearly have to deal with. i'm going to ask a question, if i might, jay, and that is -- [inaudible conversations] [laughter] >> those of you that have to sort of figure out in advising people how to enroll in the exchanges, i don't know if you've had a chance yet to take a look at the type of plans t
it will also be important to see how a young people today come of age and so when you ask us to take a look at the future, i think there's a tremendous number of opportunities, a tremendous number of challenges as well. i think everything you said it plays into shaping that america for the future which will be different than we see today. >> great comment. lisa? >> i have a whole list. [laughter] first full employment would be awesome and 50 years to be about to say that we started somewhere in the 2020's mabey. we worked on this. you know, i just want to also talk about the fact we are in the house of labor and, you know, there's been a long history of pacific islanders in the history in the labour movement and in a union organizing and i feel like there are many, many causes that could be framed so they could get behind whether so it was the strikes in california. there are so many labor leaders but i think that it is a large rate of incarceration and racial profiling and the south asian community very much relates to that. i think the issue with photo id. you've got older african-america
. in the next hearing they say we don't like the way you are dealing with 6103. give us everything as fast as you can. 17 lawyers working full time going through documents -- let me tell you something. on the one hand, if you release information about taxpayers, they would be all over you. i'm just saying. you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. the best thing to do is to obey the law, period. mr. mckinney coming to have recommendations mr. werfel talked about losing 8,000 employees, sequestration. how does that affect your recommendations? >> as it relates to identity that? >> yes. [laughter] >> well, obviously they have to draw when they have a problem they have to draw from the existing employee base that affect the other operation. that is the concern and will be a concern of ours also. >> okay. let's see, you have two and a half minutes. >> they did release the information. the inspector general said so for different times and one of them was referred to the justice department for prosecution. the justice department won't prosecute. so they did exactly what -- i want all the
for and responding to major weather events has taught us that having clear, response procedure and protocols is essential to a rapid recovery. now a point worthy of emphasis. our focus across preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery, is to address what can be controlled by the utility. by that, i mean, the vol vecialt that threat actors might seek to employ. regarding the prevention of vulnerabilities, the electricity utility industry is very actively ebb gauged in that effort. you till and the manufacturers that serve our industry actively participate with nist in the developmentment and standards. cybersecurity requirement already exist. a process for keeping those requirements dynamic, exists as women. so they can continue to address changing threats. we believe it should don't lead the process for setting and enforcing requirement for the grid. we believe there is room for doe, dos in cyber matters. they are better positioned, in our opinion, to facility a coordinated grid response to a major event. dpfs is perhaps best position to facility coordinate across critical sectors in t
hospitals about 70% of cost. there's a formula that is used to look at what hospitals cost for a procedure, and we pay about 70% of that as the state. it's one of the things we have to consider because we are already cost shifting 30% onto everybody else. the government program, medicaid, medicare typically has been a little bit below cost. so becomes a bit of an unfunded burden on providers to have to worbe worked out. you can have a sustainable long-term program and you promise something but yet you don't pay for it. >> there's one other thing that obamacare is doing and that is providing funding to increase the number of providers so there will be providers of there. scholarships to doctors, national health service corps to encourage doctors to go in underserved areas, nurses, physicians assistants, building up the number of providers. >> that's what i wanted to say, again, it's just a reminder. it's private health insurance. just like how your doctor the not have to except private health insurance but no doctor we required to take the health insurance in the market place to i did want
and you can use on line as well. >> host: are those truck drivers each person affected for security concerns? >> guest: they are. every truck driver that call support has to have what they call a transportation identification card and that is vetted through the federal government. >> host: going to lawrence in miami, florida. go ahead lawrence. >> caller: i would just like to find out how much of a distance is the export and import of the american manned ships with items made in america and the foreign land ships with products made in foreign lands. if there is not a balance there, why would we want to have more foreign ships? how many are we going to lose? >> host: okay. >> guest: in the port of virginia i can tell you that our ratio import-export is about 50/50 which is a great base to be so from this country we are seeing like i said before we are sending over you know paper pulp and logs and agriculture and then we are importing those foreign finish things that are made elsewhere. now in the united states there is a huge push push to reassure some offshore manufacturing so the p
snowden -- >> that's why -- >> -- a chance to respond. >> i have to say, i think it's a bad message for us to send for people who decide to take the law into their own hands they're doing a public service. >> can i think when the system has not worked. we have sued seven times to try to get the surveillance program before a proper court. we were kicked out of court. the clapper v. amnesty international where the justice department lawyer said it was a cascade of speculation when our client said we think our data has been collected by the government. and since we had no proof we'd been surveilled, we had no standing. it had not been for lack of trying, jeh johnson. >> the courts debate the law. >> and the only way we can get before the court, the only way we have standing before this court is because many snowden leaked the fact that we are clients of verizon business network. guess what? mr. snowden fixed my standing problem. and our democracy, regardless of whether or not you think he broke the law, whether he should be hauled to the fourth circuit, i think our country is better as a resu
motivated you can also participate and challenge and give us a fee system projects that people should be working on. if you haven't been over here and you had been next door, you would have heard a lieutenant in the mechanical engineering which is the unmanned systems world give a presentation on a nine month project looking at the uavs. as we get tasking from operational folks, we did a lot of research for onr and others but we are also interested in you talking to students and also letting us show you what's going on at nps if you can't find any good reason to come to monterey we really need to have a talk. [laughter] >> thank you. we have time for one more question. who's got another good one? this has been great. you have been participating. give me one more. >> i could add some questions. >> please. >> i was wondering if duane come could you give a little insight into how the sequestration without getting into the specifics that involve the budget issues we have going on, how is that impacting your daily life? >> okay. wow. it has impacted -- i will talk specifically first
ask us to look to the future, there's a tremendous number of opportunities -- a tremendous number of challenges as well, and i think everything you said here, of course, plays into shaping america for the future, which will be a very different country than what we see today. >> all right, great comments, lisa, would you like to? >> sure, i have a whole list. >> okay, good, i want to hear the list of the future. [laughter] >> well, first is multiracial people's movement for full employment would be awesome in 50 years to say we started somewhere in the 2020s maybe -- [laughter] we have to work on this, you know, i just wanted to also talk about the fact that, you know, we're in the house of labor, and there's a long history of asian-americans, pacific islanders in the history in the labor movement in the union organizing and i feel like there are many, many causes that could be framed as things that asian americans and others could get behind so whether it was, you know, the strikes with the -- with the -- in california with the grapes, and, you know, there's so many labor leaders,
. and at 10 eastern we'll be live from the brookings institution as u.s. trade representative michael froman discusses trade relations with african nations including the extension of a law that expands trade and investment in the sub-saharan region of the continent. >>> all this week booktv will be in prime time on c-span2. tonight books about iran. after "the communicators" at 8:30 eastern we'll begin with the hoover institution and the book "the shah." at 8:55, former nsc staffers discuss u.s. engagement with iran in "going to tehran." that's followed at 9:55 p.m. with abraham sofair talking about why the u.s. should confront iran's revolutionary guard and its surrogates in "taking on iran." and then at 10:25 we conclude with james zogby as he explores the decline in popularity of arabs and muslims in the middle east. booktv in prime time tonight and all this week here on c-span2. >> we never really know -- we've never really known what to do with our first ladies, and that is particularly true in more recent times as on the one hand they're expected to have causes. you can't imagine a fir
that are in trouble, they will affect us because the problems that goes on in those countries will spillover into the stable partners that we need. we need the neighbors to be just as stable. >> think you're absolutely right. i think that the future lies in understanding that despite the pivot to asia, the intention that is being brought to bear on china, the huge market, the huge challenges and opportunities, the americans are unique. a set of common, core values that bind the americas together. human capital is our most important asset. diversity of that human capital. i was born in mexico. half armenian. i now live in the united states. this human capitol that we had, it's complement's. this is the future promise. that is what we have to bind together, whether it is, you know, through the tpp and expanded trade agreement that will bind the countries that believe in that core set of values. it is providing the issues that are not put on the table in naphtha when it was initiated back in 1993 because we knew would derail the negotiations . mexico wanted more mobility on the table. we knew t
of iowans, who want us to get our job done, work out practical solutions, stop playing politics, stop demonizing and denigrateing our fellow humans and those who want us to build a better and more prosperous iowa and america. while some misguided folks want to fight culture wars and stir up passions, most iowans and americans are concerned about our jock and the economy. they want to work to get the bill that we passed in the senate passed in the house. a bipartisan common-sense approach that improves border security, requires employers to verify work authorization, unites family, offers a practical, accountable solution to bring undocumented families out of the shadows and into the community, into our communities and our social and economic life. and i will say as a proud senator who has represented this state, as a congressman and senator for almost 40 years, that iowans are a caring people. yes, we believe in the rule of law but we believe in fairness and we believe in equity and we believe that people ought to have a chance to succeed, and to work, and to help their families. this
people. they educate us about the world. listen to pbs at night or npr or there are a lot of great journalists who are instrumental, i think, in giving us a true sense of the world. i don't think they complicate diplomacy. i would say that facilitate it. [applause] >> how large is the current foreign service? what it would dos double the size of that dhs, and what would the benefit be of doing so? >> finally, a question i want to answer. okay. [laughter] my numbers are going to be very rough here. think about an active duty u.s. military. somebody in the audience will know better than me. roughly 1.12 million and another million reserve. think about 2 million people in uniform at any one time. any of 6,500 american diplomats. that's it. we don't need as many diplomats as soldiers and sailors. we need many more military. we need more than 6,500. diplomats to staff 280 or 90 embassy and consulate to work in washington and representative us around the world. if you take the state department budget, the u.s. aide budget and all of our foreign assistance and combine it, it's barely 1% o
to read their material very carefully. rising health care costs remain a serious concern of u.s. employers especially in light of the slow-growing economy, the low growth, very low growth in wages and fears about forces that threaten to drive up costs even higher. there's a lot going on that's going to drive up costs. some of them are due with changes in the industry, some of them are due with specialty drugs, high cost cps, a whole range of things. they are also deeply concerned about the looming threat, the sword of damocles of the cadillac tax in 2018. which is not so far away. so think of that as the sword of damocles. because it's going to be a whopping tax on anyone who has not controlled their costs very significantly. this year, upcoming -- 2014 -- is a big year for the nation. but for most large employers, plan designs and health care strategies will not be be affected that much other than costs and some of the desires and things they have to do to control cost. even the delay for one year, the implementation of the employer mandate, doesn't have a big effect be on large employers
the government telling us we can get marrieded, and nobody else needs the government telling them they can get married. this is up to them, so i agree with you. >> watch the entire town hall with congressman amash any time at c-span.org at the video library and tonight tyke -- taking your calls in the town hall series at recent town halls held by members of congress in the summer recess. join ugh tonight, share your experiences taking calls beginning at 7 eastern over on c-span. >> in the last two years, the left decided that the political debate is worthless. they are not going to debate policy. they are not going to debate what is the best way to solve the nation's problems. they are not going to provide evidence. they are going to label us morally deficient human beings of the debate. >> editor at large is september's "in-depth" taking comments for three hours sunday, noon, september the 1th. october 6, civil rights leader, congressman louis, november 3rd, oprah to sinatra, your questions for the biographyer kitty kelly. december 1st, feminism critic and professor, and january 5th, mark lev
will have to be with us saying that will have the hope to even talk to the other side of the aisle because right now things are often, we reinforce the isolation of our own agenda in ways that may be speedy in the short term but detrimental. >> that was some of the conversation hosted by the kellogg foundation at an event on race in america. we'll show the entire conversation later on the c-span networks. >> i've been writing for years now. the proof has finally arrived in the last year or so where you have seen pc sales actually falling dramatically in the double digits, five quarters in a row, and before that it had been quite flat. some of this had to do with the economic meltdown around the developed world, and the whole world over the last four or five years. but even as economies have recovered, the pc has peaked. when i say its peak, i don't mean it's done. i don't mean people are going to for their pcs away. i don't mean that tablets and smart phones can replace everything a laptop can do, but what's happening is that there are enough daily scenarios for which people used to grab t
to be a board member with us. so in 1997 when he first took over the faa and the agency was spending out $9 billion at shortly before you arrived the agency itself estimated that you would need 10 billion annually to meet their growing passenger usage and also protecting the safety of the flying public. yet as i recall the budget resolutions for only going to provide about 7.5 billion or 2.5 billion gap further complicating your job as you were coming in and an assessment of the agency was mandated by a the 1996 agency reauthorization act and concluded, and i quote, the faa had no system to account for its cost and the managers generally couldn't manage money properly. so, simply stated, how did you successfully transform the faa while managing a 10 billion-dollar budget, and guess just for the record when you left in 2002, that figure had grown to 13 billion today the agency is about 822 billion-dollar agency. >> you make it sounds so appealing wondering why i took the job. [laughter] let me start by saying that you are right. viag and congress and the gao, we are very critical of the faa
our partners in this, eei and eric, for helping us with this workshop. one housekeeping thinking, at the end of each session we'll have time for questions, there are microphone stands set around the room, so we'd ask you to sort of come up, and introduce yourself before you ask your question. so with that, let many introduce my colleague, carie lemack, who's the director of bpc's homeland security program, and she will introduce our keynote speaker. thank you. >> good morning. well, i know you didn't all come here to listen to me, so i'm going to make this very short and sweet. my name is carie lemack, i'm the director of the homeland security project at the bipartisan policy center. it is chaired by former governor tom cain and former congressman lee hamilton who some of you may remember as the cochairs of the 9/11 commission, and they have come together along with a group of 14 other experts to do their part to make sure that our country's keeping vigilant and remaining ready to thwart any threats that we face. obviously, cybersecurity is something that a lot of people are talk
we're making it so easy for our adversaries to attack us. we're not doing the basic, most simple things we need to do to secure ourselves. some of it is as basic as coming up with passwords that are not crackable. brute force attacks take the dictionary and then drove it at your login and see if those work. it can also be patching your software systems. there are a lot of applications out there that need to be updated with the property security protocols because they identified vulnerabilities and have solved them. knowing your network architecture and knowing the vulnerabilities of your network architecture are critical. there are 20 of these wonderful critical control systems capabilities and in dhs they're working within the federal government of coming up with continuous monitoring to look admit gageses -- mitigations toe sure these vulnerabilities are identified. you would also need, which are commercially available and privately available, the potential to understand better what is coming into your network that you're getting into, scott. i think that's got to be part of a
cliff -- and i don't use that lightly -- has four components to it. the four components are the cr, the debt limit, the doc fix and the extensions of expiring tax provisions. and they don't all coalesce -- well, none of them necessarily coalesce at the same time now, but they could as the year goes on. in particular, using the bipartisan policy center my guess is that the date, particularly if the economy continues to roll a little bit better now and depending upon how much we get out of fannie and freddie, about mid november. in fact, it could be and a very important date for congress' perspective and that is thanksgiving eve. it could last until then. a cr, and a cr is inevitable. i just can't see. but could they have a cr that goes to thanksgiving eve too? sure. at what level, i don't know. and in one sense it's problematic because be you took the level that the president or the senate has -- and they're almost exactly the same -- then 15 days after congress adjourns, they'd have to sequester. if you took the level that the house has, then 15 days after congress adjourns, omb wo
like we're going to have votes commencing about 9:15 which gives us, about 9:30 we will again try to get through this maybe most of our witnesses. we will then recess and return probably for questions at that point. so with that, chairman issa and myself, we usually start these hearings by saying that just generally that we have a responsibility to investigate problems with our federal government, for lack of a better term of some of those problems we call them scandals or wasteful spending, or conduct by federal agencies or employees. and this is not an opportunity to say to take on irs, but an opportunity to follow up actually on this matter. we've had some for hearings. i was given a list of hearings, and they date back, i don't know, mr., did you participate in some of those before? so this is not a new scandal or problem. it's something that we've seen as an issue for some time. unfortunately, too, you here in just a second, cite some of the issues at hand that is a result, hasn't gotten any better. unfortunately, we've heard lately a lot about phony scandals, irs and some of
a good example of an ongoing project that they're undertaking in job -- joplin to give us a sense of how they're moving forward. i like her phrase of not look around, but looking forward. before she goes into that, i'd like to ask if any of you have further questions. if we could -- um, that lady back there and this woman up here, and then we can have them answer. thanks. >> my name is abby, and i work with interaction which is a coalition of international -- u.s.-based international humanitarian assistance and development ngos, and thank you all for your presentations. and what struck me a lot about your definitions of resilience is that everyone had a different definition particularly within the government if you looked at usaid policy on resilience, they have a whole other different definition of what they would say resilience is. and bringing me to my question is that in the international arena especially amongst ingo tos, we talk about the resilience of people to be able to absorb shocks and stresses without huge interruptions to their lively hood, so really addressing those underly
of it to the center of the room here. .. i don't remember your name. tell us about not having discussions about things we have discussions about. we have discussions about race and we don't have discussions about race. i want to hear from you what you suggest we do in order have the discussion we should be having instead of talking about the discussions we should really be having. [inaudible conversations] >> how do we have a discussion about race? well, in the united states, it's going to -- it's virtually impossible unless you do it in small groups. you cannot have a discussion about something that you feel very strongly about if you don't know the other person, and one of the things that i found interesting in my life has been the following that i have lived virtually in two world. it takes a long time before people really get around to asking you the questions they really want to ask. and so with my white friends, it usually -- well, this is how the conversation goes. first, i'm asked to become part of a group. i always say be careful what you ask for. if you ask my opinion, you're going get it. s
of you. we'll take it one by one. the most generally and obvious question that bring us here, which is on the surface it certainly appears that u.s. russia relations are -- we look at the snowden over the antigay legislation, over syria, the canceled summit that happened a few weeks ago. at least on the surface appears pretty bad. i'm wondering who people who look at it closely. is it what it appears? whatever happens to the russian recess? what is from each of your perspective, the overall u.s.-russian relations. i think we'll start with steve. >> let me make three points in response to providing the context. the first point would be whenever you have two large countries like the united states and russia where the interests intersect on a wide range of issues, it's unrealistic to expect they're going agree on every point. that's one of the challenges of u.s.-russia relations is to manage differences in a they still allows do you defend your position, but also allows advice to cooperate. where interest intersect. the second point i would make is go back to the reset, i think was act
in effect you make me do it. and dr. king joined us in selma and that led -- actually, coming out of the white house we didn't get in the white house until 7:00 at night. he waited until all of the press had gone on and we were coming out about 9:30 and the president's final words were that the president doesn't have as much power as you think he does. and he could not introduce the civil rights voting rights legislation. when we walked down that little road to the west wing i said well dr. king, what do you think? he said i think we have to figure out a way to get this president some power. [laughter] >> was that going to be done through the media? >> he doesn't know but it was a mild mandate that he didn't have the slightest idea but about three or four days later the lady by the name of amelia came from selma and talked to him about the fact that they couldn't have an naacp emancipation day service. as the regular sunday emancipation day service. because jim wouldn't let them have mass meetings or political meetings in churches. he was very mean. just a vicious man. he wouldn't
ratables. those things are gone. it is time for the u.s. congress, the federal government to work in tandem with the leadership of the president and governors of states to move forward a recreation of economies across this country. i use new jersey as an example. and despite what you read about the bureau of labor statistics and despite what you hear about job creation, significant numbers of people in newark, trenton, camden, as bury -- asbury park, woodbridge, people continue to be unemployed in this state. pause the jobs that are being created here are not jobs that are providing livable wages in one of the highest wage states, income states in the country. >> moderator: time. congressman? pallone: i know reference has been made to congress being broken, and i mentioned it myself in my opening remarks. but i do believe that we can get things done in congress. and i think that right now not the tea party, because they're the problem in trying to cut everything, but i think there are more moderate republicans, mainstream republicans that realize that this cutting and the sequester is slowi
think also another event not too long ago where some of us were in switzerland. .. the of the conversation with just not among us. also i applaud president obama for his statement on the martin case when he came out of his 17 minute speech from his heart that talked about that because he was able as president of the united states of america and as a black man to convey to people who do not think they are racist the kind of things that happened to him in terms of locked doors and everything. because no one will come out to you and say i made racist. they don't think they are recessed until you actually call them out on something. we need to have more of a discussion. you also need to help your friends as they do things they do not believe that's racist to kind of pull them aside and say now do you know how that made me feel? do you know when you just did? no, i'm not a racist. but you need to tell them and have a discussion in the silo. race is a very uncomfortable thing to talk about. >> do you want to come in here, delia? >> this makes me sad because it goes ba
's a sign there's no more traditional journalism in the sense we're used to thinking about there's not web versus print anymore because we live in a digital age. you have to think about good journalism period. delivered to people in a way they can absorb it and understand it and get excited in a way they wanted. i think for big metro papers like "the washington post, and "boston globe" and so many others that have been in the news lately facing circulation decline and pressures on profitability, they have to find a way to thrive in the new space if they're going to remain viable. so i think we all watch the post and want to see it be the, you know, producing excellent journalism they have for many years. at the same time there's a need to transform in order to succeed in the new world. so i think we'll see at love that. the question i'll have watching them move forward is sometimes we're an innovator, i think, is somewhat easier to come to a fully new space and create something from scratch than it is to take an existing institution with proud traditions, and, you know, entrenched bureaucr
. a net in which the georgian government were using for command and control. more current, more problematic, more personal for you and me, shamoon, a virus, saudi aramco, 35,000 hard drives, wiped clean. pick your enterprise ca, imagine yourself going back home where ever it is you work and imagine tomorrow 35,000 hard drives being wiped clean. you get the picture. and, frankly, although our government hasn't quite announced a kid, i think you and i know that's the iranians. and the iranians apparently some of you offended in the cyber domain we'll get to that in a minute, has been attacking american banks with massive distributed servers attacks. serial attacks against bank of america, wells fargo, jpmorgan chase. the list goes on. i tal talked to one officer whod on a normal weekday you and i hit their website about 15,000 times a minute to cash a check or move our money. they are getting 3 billion hits a minute at the height of the iranian attacks. so a lot more disruption. they're stealing your stuff, disrupting your network, and then finally using this domain up here to tra
the situation in egypt and u.s. aid to the country after senator patrick leahy told news outlets yesterday that u.s. aid to egypt has been us pended. suspended. >>> human rights activist katherine maher says the u.s. may be violating international law through its use of nsa surveillance programs. she spoke as a representative of a group that has formulated new principles aimed at protecting people from unwarranted electronic surveillance. speaking at part of an event, this is 40 minutes. >> excuse me, hello. if even could come to the forward of the room, please, you can bring your food, your drinks. leads sit down, we're going to -- please sit down, we're going to get started. [inaudible conversations] like herding cats. so i wanted to welcome everyone to the new america foundation. i'm thomas gideon, i'm the director of technology at the open technology institute. oti, as some of you may know, is an operational think tank that brings many disciplines together to collaborate on improving access to and control of open technologies. in supporting one of those disciplines, the one directly ta
is the largest recipient to advance the scientific enterprise. we use them with great results. we use them for projects and research in the niche requirements in the laboratory. >> why don't we just hired a really good archaeologists and scientists? why are we paying an 18% overhead to another department of government? >> a. darden from the standpoint in the sense they don't receive a salary from us. >> who are they receiving a salary from? >> on average they pay about $80,000. >> but who is paying that, is it the department of defense? >> i believe it is oris. we just transfer the funding. >> you mean the department of energy. the tax payers are paying them. okay. we are going to take a close look at this. since 1940 there's an assumption you're getting a bargain. i don't like the idea that one department of governor is paying another department of government and 18% hit on locating and hiring people who are doing work for the government. i need to see a cost-benefit analysis as to why we are getting value on that 18%. they are not working at the department of energy, right? they are work
occupations. past events and job placement? probably. used to be whites and blacks that have those jobs. now they're going to eastern europeans. when you look, there was a "washington post" a big story on this, they were saying -- they interviewed a lot of these people which most of them were very new immigrants. some had just arrived. i just thought it was fascinating, the attitude of these immigrants. several of them told this reporter the great thing about america is there's all these jobs. that's not something americans think, like there's all these jobs. the other thing on these immigrants said was, the other great thing about america is that if you work hard you can get ahead in this country. >> i was here in texas a month or two ago, and it was a small business, just one little taxi come and the driver was an immigrant. i asked him about his experience when he came to america. he said when i arrived it was like i was woken up and i had these opportunities. >> i think it's kind of ambitious drive that is unique to immigrants. let's face it, there's -- 99% of the people in the world nev
which is what is going on. this a gentleman right here. >> i appreciate you coming before us today. it takes a lot of guts. >> not much brains. >> i -- it is my feeling that we have lost the brain and have no leaders in that 5305 people running this nation. [applause] financing part of the problem, and i share your frustration, my wife is a rabid democrat. i had to endure and obama sign in my front yard. [laughter] what i understand is why we can't just come up with good ideas and agree on good ideas. this seems like we're back to being republicans are democrats. i am an american. i was not able to love for the person i wanted to in this last election because of the rules and oklahoma are so harsh. a big problem, i think it would be ed kennedy headed defund the federal government. most of the stuff we do at the local level seems to be doing okay. i have an idea that maybe if we started estate paying our federal taxes to the state and lead in the state defined, we might get something done that way. my question is. i have a lot of things, and i don't expect it listened all of them. m
a lot of work and it's turned out quite well. none of us got what we wanted but we all got something. i appreciate the cooperation of democrats and republicans this afternoon. it's always the last few hours before a recess, problems come up. and this is an adjournment, so that is even more difficult. i'm grateful to everyone for their participation and the cooperation. as for senator tkprasly, he left the -- senator grassley, he left the floor but i want to compress my -- express my appreciation to him. he had a situation we had to work through but it worked out all the better not only for him and senator leahy but most importantly for the staff. a senator: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent to enter into a colloquy with senator stabenow. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. flake: mr. president, as the chambers prepare to go to conference on the farm bill, i rise to request a commitment of the chairwoman of the senate agriculture committee to protect the senate bill's vital provision to end direct payments outright. while i commend the chairwoman for her leader
, something that i have heard virtually everyone here urge us to do. nevertheless, some senators are intent on preventing this legislation from moving forward despite the fact that this bill is not the final version of the transportation and housing appropriations bill. it is only one step in the process but an essential step, one that will allow the senate to move forward and eventually negotiate with the house of representatives to decide on a top line and to further improve the bill. now, a considerable number of my colleagues have advocated for the house funding level of $44 billion and have opposed the senate bill, but i would like to point out that not one of my colleagues has offered a specific amendment account by account to reduce the funding levels program by program in this bill to meet the $44 billion level in the house bill. i personally offered an amendment that said that in october, if we find that we have preached the top line of the budget control act -- if we have breached the top line of the budget control act, that we would go back to the appropriations process and we do
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